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US group Jewish Voices for Peace applauds deal, slams Israeli leadership

Leftist US group Jewish Voices for Peace says in an statement that Israel’s leadership and AIPAC have “inflamed” fears of Iran’s nuclear project, and that a negotiated deal is the “only way” to avert a war with Iran.

“[We] strongly support the negotiated deal between world powers and Iran, and we believe that a negotiated agreement is the only way to alleviate international concern about Iran’s nuclear program and avert war,” the statement reads.

“Opponents of the deal, including AIPAC and Israeli leadership, have inflamed fears of Iran’s nuclear program, despite the fact that Israel has developed and maintained nuclear weapons without adhering to international treaties. Diplomacy is crucial to achieving a nuclear-free Middle East, and that includes Israel as well as Iran,” it continues.

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